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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 10, 2010 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'fair game' now

I was going to comment, on John Lennon, on bringing the troops home, on ecoterrorism, on my "crunchy-conservative" stance, but your revelation makes anything I could say, seem foolish . If there is such thing as "evil", your tormentor embodied it, if there is such thing as "good", this music we all love has a great deal of it in it . I hope it has been a healing force in your life, and as ugly, as humans can be , the fact that people like Bach, Coletrane, or our soul friend , Garcia , walked this earth, is a counter to evil man can create ,

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 10, 2010 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'fair game' now

"I was going to comment, on John Lennon, on bringing the troops home, on ecoterrorism, on my "crunchy-conservative" stance"

Sir, I beg you, please speak your mind to us. The microphone here is unfettered.

We sisters and brothers are all equal here. I require, nor do I deserve, and I do not expect, any special privileges here.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 10, 2010 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'fair game' now

It just seemed unimportant, compared to the gravity , and "heaviness" of your revelation . Knocked the wind our of my, usually verbose windbags .
As for Lennon, I revere and love his works , but as a world view , I find "Just Give Peace a Chance" a little naive ,( coming from a time when he couldn't make peace with Paul) though in my heart, I still want to believe, "All You Need Is Love".
As for bringing our troops home, I could pop up with the usual arguments for engagement , etc., but even I have my doubts these days .
As for being a "crunchy conservative , ( "crunchy", as in granola ), Most of my views would be characterized as conservative, but I think the earth is something we were given by God , but TO TAKE CARE OF . Not to destroy to serve our "idols of gold" . I believe in the "conserve" in conservative . One of the things that made "the good old days" good , was there was more space, less people, and the stars were not so obscured .
One friend calls me a "Ray Davies" conservative " ( listen to his "20th Century Man" , or "Village Green Preservation Society" ) . A sort of romantic conservative, who misses the past ( I mourn the disappearance of the Tiki restaurants !), but is aware of all it's downsides ( racism, painful dentistry etc .) Some of the social changes that came with the 60's I embrace, some I view more skeptically ( see later day Bob Dylan on that topic ). I have many friends to the left , and there are subjects we just avoid these days, I value my friends more than any political opinion .
Something like that...

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Oct 10, 2010 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'fair game' now

DD, I'm with you on the Tiki restaurants and lounges - exotica escapism . . . we could use more of that these days.